Thiseditionbelongstoseries2/11asdefinedonp. 88ofSTC (2nd ed.). It is distinguished by the following features: 1. Lack of any foliation. 2. A bifolium (chi²) signed a1 on the first recto and containing the Act of Uniformity is bound-in between the title page and a2. 3. The initial "T" on a2 has nine lines. 4. The "Black Rubric" is printed on an unsigned cancel (O1), the first line of which reads "to haue compassion vpon our infirmities, & those thyn". For a complete and detailed discussion of the bibliographic features of the 1552 Book of Common Prayer, see STC (2nd ed.), pp. 91-93.
Colophon (2C7 verso): Imprinted at London in Fletestrete at the Signe of the Sunne ouer agaynste the conduite by Edwarde Whitchurche, M.D.LII
Signatures: a⁸(a1+chi²) B⁶ ¶⁶ 2¶⁸ A⁸ ²B⁸ C-N⁸ O⁸(±O1) P-Q⁸ R⁶ 2A-2B⁶ 2C⁸ (chi² signed a1 on first recto (second recto unsigned), 2A1 unsigned, 2A2 signed S2).
Title printed in red and black within ornamental woodcut border. Leaf 2C8 recto has woodcut engraving of the Virgin Mary in glory. Woodcut initials throughout; text primarily in black letter
Benton, J.H. The book of common prayer and books connected with its origin and growth
English short title catalogue
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.)
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in early caflskin, rebacked. Dealer's catalog description (Frederick Ellis) tipped on to the front pastedown. Armorial bookplates of Henry C. Compton, Esq. and Scrope Berdmore on the front pastedown. Various other notes, in pencil, at front. A date inscription (1602-1552/50) in the lower margin of the title page. Chi² partially detached, providing visual confirmation that both leaves are conjugate. Marginalia and corrections, including contemporary annotations changing references to King Edward to Queen Elizabeth, throughout. Housed in a light brown goatskin box by Zaehnsdorf